temper City

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Steakhouse
Whole animal barbecue taqueria and steak house. temper City is similar to Soho but bigger, with the addition of a modern day steak menu where chefs butcher steaks from whole cow, lambs and other animals. We offer the best value prime meat in London. Daily specials and huge cuts for large parties - or for those that have a bigger appetite. The dining bar surrounds our open fire pit, where whole cuts are tossed onto the grill to slow cook.

temper City has one of the biggest tequila and mezcal lists around. There's a huge cocktail and gin offering, plus hackney lager on tap. temper was recently voted the best cocktail restaurant in the UK, and temper City is no exception.

There are large booths, banqueting tables, bar seats to watch the kitchen at work, a huge private-hire mezzanine and an outdoor area where you can catch the best of the British summer or wintertime.

We take reservations throughout the day and we always try to save spots for walk-ins.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
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4.2
Ambience
3.9
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CD
London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it as always!

EL
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food, a bit expensive but worth it. Service was great

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Service could have been better and I was originally informed I'd have a booth for the meal, but was placed in front of the kitchen. However, the food was excellent and we both throughly enjoyed our visit!

temper City
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback, I am sorry about the miscommunication regarding your table request. I am glad that you had anyway a great time and please feel free to contact me directly when you want to book with us again. Regards, Fabrizio

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JP
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent evening

The staff were friendly and accomodating
The steaks were to die for

Well worth it

temper City
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jane, Thanks for the amazing words, I will pass them on to my team. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely evening - everything was lovely. Thank you

temper City
Responded 4 days ago

Hi There, Thank you so much for your great feedback! I am glad you spent a great time with us. Have a lovely day, Fabrizio

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RB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Absolutely stunning steak, beautifully cooked. We are never disappointed with the food at Temper.

n
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, amazing smell from the BBQ in the open kitchen.
We weren't rushed so had a lovely evening.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thanks a lot for you fantastic review. Glad you had a brilliant time, and we hope to see you back soon. Have a fantastic day, Fabrizio

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OT
London
45 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The menu is varied with some great dishes. I love the fact that they cook the food in the middle of the restaurant so you can see them at work.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing your experience, and I am happy to see you enjoyed yourself. Have a brilliant day, Fabrizio

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M
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Fellow diners ordered skewers. Not great was the general view. A side didn't materialise. Rare steak sandwich was ok. Wouldn't rush back.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Migster, I am sorry to hear your experience was average at best. This is not what we want for our guests as we aim to give everyone a great time for food and service. Please contact me directly if you would like to come back as I will ensure we will wow you and your party. Have a lovely day, Fabrizio Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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CD
London
26 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it....as always! Never let's us down

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your fantastic words. Glad we give you a great experience every time. We'll keep it up! Regards, Fabrizio

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Sadly disappointed despite reading good reviews. We went on a Saturday night, and it wasn't busy. Starters we're very good, particularly the tacos, but everything else was underwhelming. We could barely drink some of the cocktails (and we're not particularly fussy when it comes to alcohol). And the steaks (we all had the ribeye) just didn't have the wow factor I'd expect for £30+.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I am sorry we were not able to provide a fantastic experience on this occasion. I truly believe what we do is special and if you would like us to give us another chance I would like to organise your next visit personally to ensure you will have a great time. Feel free to contact me at Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om Regards, Fabrizio

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H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Loved Temper City's Bottomless food and drink and found out as I arrived that the bottomless Food and drink had become a bottomless drink only, yet the price charged remained the same. While the food is tasty and the cocktails are nice, it no longer feels like great value for money. Such a shame, was one of my favourite places.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback on the bottomless brunch. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the choice of having only bottomless drinks, but we believe that the platter we serve has a very good amount of food on it and therefore there was no need to a top up. I will pass on the message as your feedback will help us improve. Regards, Fabrizio

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N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and exceptional food. Would definitely go again.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Naomi, Thank you very much for your nice comment! I can't wait to welcome you back, Regards, Fabrizio

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EW
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my boyfriend’s birthday - steak was amazing, staff were attentive and we managed to take advantage of the happy hour which was a bonus!

temper City
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi Emma, I am glad you had a brilliant time with us. Please pass once again our birthday wishes to your boyfriend. Have a lovely day, Fabrizio

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CV
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

I love Temper and have visited several times previously. However, this was the first time that I have left disappointed. The staff weren't able to explain to me some basics about the menu, such as the difference between a T-Bone and a Porterhouse steak (which i had to Google instead) and nor did they know what the Picanha special was (I still have no idea).

the second disappointment was the T-Bone steak which I ordered. It was not a T-Bone at all but rather a Sirloin on the bone. There was no fillet at all. Secondly the steak was extremely thin (less than 1cm I would estimate).

This meal was with a client so I didn't make a fuss at the time, but do expect much better from Temper based on prior good experiences.

temper City
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi Carlos, Thank you for the precious feedback, I will work very closely with my team to ensure nothing like this happens again. I would like to apologise for the disappointment experience. Please get in touch with me directly when you want to book another time and I will personally ensure you will have a great experience. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and service very quick and friendly.

temper City
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi Anna, Thanks for the nice words! I ll pass the message to my team. Have a fantastic day, Fabrizio

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SD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful quality food, friendly and prompt service, .

temper City
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Steve, Thanks for you fantastic words. I ll pass them on to the team. Have a great day, Fabrizio

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SW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Having visited the Soho restaurant in the chain and had an amazing night I was expecting another great experience but this was far from it.

The ambience of the venue das OK but was spoiled by the very loud 90s music that was playing. Seemed to be more for the staff than customers.

Staff just didn't seem bothered or wasn't to help. We ordered steak but had to ask for the special cuts. We were told they only had Chateau Briand but at 300g only. So we ordered two. When they were delivered we were told sorry they were actually 400g steaks. Why couldn't they have said this when we ordered or before they started coming them?

The steaks themselves were OK, they were medium rare as ordered but clearly had not rested as lots of blood on the plate. Aside orders were OK but nothing special.

Then when we got the bill we had also been overcharged for the wine. When questioned they said they had run out of the wine we ordered so just gave us a note expensive one and charged us more.

Overall, left very disappointed and would not return to this location. It is fine if there is an issue with food and drinks but I expect either to not be charged or to be told in advance not just hidden in a receipt.

temper City
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Scott, I totally agree on all the point raised and I will investigate this further. If you would like to get in touch with me directly I will be able to gather more info. I am deeply sorry your experience was spoilt and I hope you will give us another chance to show you what we are really made of. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

First time there, and it was no better than OK. Reminds me of Tramshed but devoted to steak. As a comparison to Hawksmoor, Gaucho, New Street etc.. the food is no better and is the same price or more expensive. When you then compare the service and the quality of food, this restaurant is over-priced. It’s set set out like a posh burger joint and half the cuts of meat are under an ambiguous title of “specials”, then the bill arrives and a 400g fillet is £50! We ordered drinks with our main meal, chased the order and had finished eating before the drinks arrived - not good at all!
To sum up, good food, buzzing ambience, service not great and 15% overpriced

temper City
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Whealie, Thanks for taking the time to break down your experience with us. Of course we aim to give a top service in a bit more casual style, but that doesn't mean to have to chase drinks, I am very sorry for that. I will discuss this with my team and work on it to prevent this from happening again. I wish you a fantastic day, Fabrizio

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Food was bland and the beers were warm

temper City
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Tommy, I am terribly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. If you are willing to give us another chance I will personally ensure you will have a great time. Regards, Fabrizio

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A different and refreshing take on a steak and chips eatery. Had a great kebab with kimchi.

Thought the chips were a tad greasy.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Thank you to the team for catering for all our food allergies.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Melissa, Our pleasure! Thanks for the lovely words, I wish you a great new year, Regards, Fabrizio

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PS
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and very attentive service. All good.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Phil, Thanks a lot for your review! I am glad you had a great time. See you soon in our venue, Regards, Fabrizio

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great venue for meat and girls who are cold in the winter. Bit of a wait at times for staff

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi there, Glad to hear you had a good time with us. I will address the wait times with my team. I wish you a great start of the new year, Fabrizio

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is fantastic. Very different and a real mixture of flavours. Everyone I've taken there has loved it.

temper City
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Paul, Thanks for the fantastic words, I will pass the message to my kitchen team. They will be pleased. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio

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LB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

It was such a shame. I have heard good things, but the service was very poor. We arrived at 1.30pm and mentioned we needed to be gone by 3pm. We ordered drinks upon sitting down almost and the food order was in by 1.45pm. At 2.50pm we had to chase the waiters down, rather than them coming to us asking where the food was. They apologised but one of our parties effectively had to leave/eat extremely quickly and rush away. They didn't even have the courtesy to knock that meal off our give a discount, and still charged full service charge. Such a shame where our world is a lot of entertaining. Wouldn't be rushing back as a result.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Louis, Please accept my most sincere apology for delivering a disappointing experience. We will be learning from our mistakes and work better to avoid situations like this again. Feel free to get in touch with me directly if you feel like discussing this any further. I wish you a great new year, Regards, Fabrizio Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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NA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We have been before. This time we tried different dishes, and again the chefs knocked it out of the park. Brilliant flavours, spicing and subtle smoking. And whoever chose the music that night (hearing "Swan Lake" by Blackalicious was a rather brilliant surprise!) deserves a medal - it was great without being too intrusive, and great without being too obvious. The cocktails, too, stellar. All in all one heck of a place.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi there, What a feedback, I' ll share it with all my team as an inspiration on how we want everyone to feel like! Have a fantastic start of the new year, Fabrizio

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Superb lunch, steak was a little fatty, but still soooo good

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi there, Thanks for the great review, we keep some of the fat from the roasting joint so it get even more flavour. Have a lovely start of the new year! Fabrizio

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M
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always!

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Mondie, Very pleased you had a brilliant time with us, Looking forward to having you back soon. Fabrizio

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j
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Decent steak, but a bit overcooked. Service was friendly and attentive. Reasonably priced wine list. I would go back.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi there, Thanks for your positive feedback. Looking forward to having you back and this time we will wow you with our amazing meat dishes! Regards, Fabrizio

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LO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Really nice evening but the service was poor. Shown to the bar for a pre dinner drink but had tk wait half an hour to be served. In the end we had to go and ask a waiter

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Luke, I am terribly sorry to hear we didn't provide the amazing service we usually provide to all our guests. I will investigate that and ensure this will not happen again. Have a lovely beginning of the new year, Fabrizio

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OT
London
95 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great dining room, eager and attentive service and tasty food.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi there, Thanks a lot for your review! I am glad you had a fab time with us. Regards, Fabrizio

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service as always & food was amazing !

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi there, Thanks a lot for your great feedback. I'll pass it on to my team. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great but the plates to eat on should be bigger

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Great buzz, meat good, service ok

CD
London
26 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool, chilled out vibe, great food and wine! Staff are fabulous too! Couldn't fault it

GP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

Music far too loud no one could here themselves , even the waiter ✅! 800gm steak was65% bone, cold and over seasoned . 2nd and last visit.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Ger, Allow me to apologise for the experience not being up to your expectation. If you would like to discuss that with me directly, please feel free to get in touch with me as I would like you to give us another chance. Regards, Fabrizio Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Sevice very slow and the food was cold when it arrived.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Jonathan, I am terribly sorry we failed to provide a fantastic service on your visit, Please feel free to save my details so next time you will book in I will ensure you will have a brilliant time. fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om I wish you a great start of the new year. Fabrizio

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E
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Good food but unfortunately the service is really poor. If you can wait patiently until a staff member notices you (after 20/30 mins) then is the place for you otherwise avoid it.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Exrollin, I am glad to hear you loved our food and I am sorry that the service was a let down. I will work with my staff not to make this happen again, Regards, Fabrizio

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M
London
24 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

A nice place in the City for a meal - we were there for a business lunch and food was very nice as was service.

temper City
Responded on 7 January 2020

Hi Martin, I am glad you enjoyed your business lunch with us. I hope to see you back soon. Regards, Fabrizio

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